In the end. . . choosing Kamala just smelled right to Joe Biden.
It is now confirmed that Joe Biden has selected California Senator, Kamala Harris as his choice for Vice President.
The selection of Kamala Harris should surprise nobody - she has been rumored as the front runner for the job for weeks - but it will remain to be seen whether or not Harris was the wise choice.
Harris is a former prosecutor and Attorney General for the State of California and while holding those offices she took some pretty NON-Woke positions on enforcement of laws, including - sponsoring a law in 2010 designed to help combat truancy . . . that ended up with parents of such students spending time in jail. When Harris dropped out of the race last year, the website The Appeal had this to say about her record in law enforcement (source):
As attorney general, she weaponized technicalities to keep wrongfully convicted people behind bars rather than allow them new trials with competent counsel and prosecutors willing to play fair. One of them, Kevin Cooper, is on death row. Another, George Gage, will die in prison without intervention from the governor. In both cases, Harris had the power to change the outcome. She could have demanded DNA testing in Cooper’s case. She refused. She could have conceded Gage’s conviction was based on the prosecutor’s decision to suppress evidence that devastated the credibility of the sole witness against him. She didn’t. . . .
In 2015, when called upon by the Legislative Black Caucus to support bills that would have mandated that all police officers wear body worn cameras and that the Attorney General’s office investigate lethal officer-involved shootings, she declined. She championed a law that went after the parents of chronically truant children, laughed when asked if marijuana should be legal, and supported a system that locks up people who are too poor to post exorbitant money bail. These policies were part and parcel of a system of mass incarceration that has deeply harmed poor people and communities of color.
Given the speed by which the left is moving towards literally "Defunding the Police" one has to wonder whether or not Senator Harris posits sufficient "woke credentials" on this topic. In fact, the attack ads are already writing themselves . . . who can forget the EPIC knife job that Tulsi Gabbard pulled on Harris during one of the earlier debates last year:
I also question whether or not Kamala Harris will be a "team player" for Biden. We remember Kamala's first debate performance, when she dropped a pre-planned attack on Biden over . . . integrated busing?
Harris coordinated this attack with the sale of a t-shirt, bearing her likeness on her campaign website immediately thereafter (lol, what a dick).
It was an insanely low-brow move from a candidate who professed her love for Biden's oldest son, Beau, to try and frame the elder Biden as a racist for being against a program that EVERYONE though was a mistake.
It does make one ponder how Harris will perform in the event that things don't go so well during the campaign. Sure, it's easy to go along with mumblin' Joe when you're up 8 points in the polls nationally, but this race will tighten (already is, according to the latest polls) and the pressure will mount. If things go south for Biden, will Harris will dutifully fall on the sword - or will she side step blame and try to protect her reputation for future runs for the White House? I think it's likely to be the latter - in fact, according to Chris Dodd (former Senator and the person charged with spearheading the VP search for Biden) when Dodd asked Harris about her busing attack on Biden during the debate - Harris reportedly “laughed and said, ‘that’s politics.’ She had no remorse,”
I guess we will see. . .
Onto the reactions:
Welp - this is off to a great start for Biden / Harris 2020.
Yep. Strap in folks, it's going to be a wild couple of months til November.